Registration is Now Open for Inaugural Education Law & Policy Conference

July 29, 2022

Registration is now open for the inaugural Education Law & Policy Conference hosted by the Defense of Freedom Institute for Policy Studies and The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

The conference will examine the federal legal and policy issues surrounding American education and will feature a welcome session, panel discussions, a luncheon speech, a debate, keynote closing speech, and reception.

What: Education Law & Policy Conference
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
Where: Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Keynote Speakers

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:05 – 10:30 a.m.
Education: What Role for the Federal Government?

10:45 – 12:00 p.m.
The Title IV Program: Time for a New Approach to Federal Student Loans?

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Speech with Attorney General William Barr

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.
Debate on School Choice after Carson v. Makin

2:45 – 4:00 p.m.
Critical Race Theory and Gender Identity in the Classroom

4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Biden Administration’s Proposed Rule on Title IX

5:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Keynote Speech with Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Closing Reception

Speakers Confirmed to Date:
  • Ryan T. Anderson, President, the Ethics and Public Policy Center.
  • Elizabeth Akers, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Nathan Arnold, Senior Policy Advisor, EducationCounsel, LLC
  • Hon. William Barr, Former Attorney General of the United States
  • Jonathan Berry, Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates
  • Jim Blew, Co-Founder, Defense of Freedom Institute
  • Michael Bindas, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Oren Cass, Executive Director, American Compass
  • Matt Chingos, Vice President, Urban Institute
  • Hon. Betsy DeVos, Former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Justin Dillon, Partner, KaiserDillon PLLC
  • Max Eden, Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Robert S. Eitel, President and Co-founder, Defense of Freedom Institute
  • Chester E. Finn, Jr., Distinguished Senior Fellow and President Emeritus, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
  • Kimberly Hermann, General Counsel, Southeastern Legal Foundation
  • Candice Jackson, Former Acting Assistant Secretary, US Department of Education and Partner, Jackson Bone LLP
  • Diane Auer Jones, Former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
  • Richard Katskee, Vice President and Legal Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Bethany Little, Principal, EducationCounsel, LLC
  • Kenneth Marcus, Founder and Chairman, Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
  • Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, the Cato Institute
  • Hon. Paul J. Ray, Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Scott Schneider, Partner, Husch Blackwell
  • Roger Severino, Vice President of Domestic Policy, The Heritage Foundation
  • Inez Stepman, Senior Policy Analyst, Independent Women’s Forum
  • Martin West, Academic Dean and Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Todd Zywicki, Professor, GMU Antonin Scalia Law School